It is a true pleasure to reveal that this year’s SIYSS Guest Lecture is held by none other than Gapminder Co-founder Anna Rosling Rönnlund! The guest lecture will take place on 6th of December at the wonderful venue Cirkus in Stockholm. There are still free tickets up for grabs, sign up at the bottom of the article!

Anna Rosling Rönnlund
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Anna Rosling Rönnlund

Born and raised in Sweden, Anna Rosling Rönnlund is a co-founder and board member of the Gapminder Foundation. She holds a Degree in Sociology and Photography. Anna designed the user-interface of the famous animating bubble-chart tool called Trendalyzer, used by millions of students across the world, to understand multidimensional time series. After working at Google for a number of years Anna went back to Gapminder in 2011 to develop new free teaching material.

Gapminder’s mission is to “fight devastating ignorance with a fact-based worldview everyone can understand”.

As Product Manager, Art Director & Usability Lead of the Gapminder Foundation she is running the Dollar Street project which makes everyone’s living condition understandable to everyone, by using photos as big data. Her focus is as always the big picture – knowing that: what you see is what you understand. Anna Rosling Rönnlund from Gapminder is a great example of a female role model in Tech and Data Analytics. Her work is a great way to introduce a female perspective into the new digital world.

Text: Gapminder Foundation/Marina Peltonen/Sinan Akdag